03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Orders Transportation Sec'y To Curb Airline Delays

After years of airline delays and a truly miserable summer at the airports, President Bush publicly directed his transportation secretary today to corral airline executives and aviation officials to take steps to reduce delays in the nation's airspace, beginning in New York.

The Transportation Department and the airlines have been slow to develop solutions to congestion problems that are steadily growing worse. Rising public frustration and scattered action by states to try to guarantee "passenger rights" combined to push the president to convene an Oval Office session today to seek action.

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